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  1. It is finished. At last! The suspended shelf leaves room on the lower shelf for a couple pairs of shoes, and a pair of tall boots, if desired. Glad to get this one done. I have to say, I am not a fan of brushing the GF High Performance poly. Dries so fast, and gets foamy in the brush if you work it too much. I'm accustomed to laying oil poly on with a rag, very thin. Does HP do better in thicker coats?
    10 points
  2. The right end of my tablesaw has always been no-man's-land. I used to use that area for ducting, electrical and a gateway to the Twilight Zone. That area is now wide open and requires a change in my thinking. I have things that stay at the saw like . . . . These items used to hang from the side of the cyclone that was ear-blisteringly close to the tablesaw operator position on the right side. I have planned a swath of wall behind me for such things in the new shop but then I notice the right end of the saw as it appears now . . . Some scrap strips and some of that pegboard my dad got scads of for free when a paint store was going out downtown . . . we're talking the '60s here. Dad stored and used it for years. I got a couple dozen 2'x4' panels when he was thinning the heard years ago. Still using it . . . Anyway . . . presto.
    3 points
  3. Buried under all this wood is a workbench and a tablesaw. Had to move everything out of the living area of the basement before a kid got hurt. New lumber racks come tomorrow and once I can pop by Home Depot to buy some screws I can get everything I'm not going to use for the new TV stand up and out of the way. Hoping to start on that the weekend of the 23rd. The case alone should clear out a bunch of boards. Will be tossing some scraps as I put it all back too.
    3 points
  4. Glad to hear your son is ok!
    2 points
  5. I have a Wood river #5 and a Veritas bevel up with 2 different bevelled blades. Both will do the job if set up properly but the Veritas is the better plane. I especially like the fact that I can change the bevel (blade) for tricky grains.
    2 points
  6. Nice place! My only question is, why no plumbing? Tree line close enough?
    2 points
  7. Sometimes I almost feel guilty or ashamed posting pics of some of my projects. Most are not high skill level. I do have some pretty nice equipment, and can do pretty nice work when prodded. Most of what I do is just for fun or man cave type stuff. We have hunting property in WV. My parents put a very nice 42 foot trailer on it back in the 70's. As the older guys started dying off, or trailer went into disrepair. It still has power and a fridge and stove. no plumbing. We put an 8X12 addition on the back that kept it in use for another ten years. About 3 years ago, while asleep, a mouse bit me on the thumb. I told my wife I was buying or building a new bunk house. The first thing I saw was this 12X40 garage. It now has a 100 amp service, electric base board heaters, A/C, 5 burner cook top. Every thing but plumbing. All of the interior Pine paneling came from an auction, the big picture window came from the old house trailer. Probably have less than $1000 into turning it into a bunk house.
    2 points
  8. I think I might be able to find a couple pics. I tend to keep my barbarian wood working skills away from real craftsmen, but since you asked?
    2 points
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  10. Are all plug kits the same? I haven’t used one in years when I had one on all of my service trucks. Each truck had a CO2 cylinder and a nitrogen cylinder and could pressurize the tire after plugging. My main reason for carrying the CO2 cylinder is to get me down the road to a service center. Forgot all about plugging a tire.
    1 point
  11. Took a little time off last night as my 22 year old slid over a curb in a rain storm and damaged the car, he's fine. Anyway, tonight I milled up and drum sanded the parts for the base and cove moldings.
    1 point
  12. My experience with chemical stripper, even the 'environmentally friendly' types, is always like that. I just wipe or scrape off what I can and re-apply. Rinse and repeat until it is clean. A stiff nylon brush helps with the nooks & crannies.
    1 point
  13. Yeah, but on the mainframes referenced, tape was the primary storage, not inexpensive backup. I have worked with machines that used paper tape (linear version of punch cards) to load programs. Matter of fact, I've used punch cards, too. Even done some repairs on a punch card "writer" from IBM that was old enough that it used "multitransistor" modules, not integrated circuits.
    1 point
  14. I remember at one time you being the “ tension test pilot of bs blades”.
    1 point
  15. Yes, The pictures aren't accurate, but in the description they sate the the bigger bits has1/2 inch shank.
    1 point
  16. Here is the one I bought, but I paid 50 bucks for it at Autozone, less than a year ago. I don't know what they go for there now. It's been used a bunch of times, because one of Pam's car tires had a little piece of wire in it. The low tire light would come on about every three weeks. I finally had time to plug the tire, but that pump was well worth having, until I could get the car in our shop. https://shop.slime.com/collections/tire-inflators/products/rugged-digital-tire-inflator?variant=47564678984
    1 point
  17. The 37" wide Pine table was milled on my property in WV. The hinges are inlayed in the table and it folds up against the wall with a paddle to hold it in place. it's one of my favorites.
    1 point
  18. Oh, our friend is feeling better, and the wedding got postponed till spring, so I have time to work on the table.
    1 point
  19. Sorry, it's been a while getting back. We had a bit of a scare a couple weeks before my nieces wedding. My wife's friend who was donating the use of her house and yard for the wedding, had a severe A-Fib attack. She's been in and out of the hospital since, mostly in. They had to take her to Washington Hospital Center and ZAP her 3 different time. When they zap her, her heart will resume a normal heart rate for 8-10 days, then go wonky again. I was at a farm auction 2-3 weeks ago and picked up a Singer treadle sewing machine base and a cast iron desk frame with folding seat. I decided to use the Singer base. I took a scrap piece of Dawn Redwood and mounted it on the base. It doesn't fit, and the base is wobbly, so don't hold that against me. The base has holes for 3 heavy rods that stabilize it, of course they were missing. I'm going to use black plumbers pipe with a piece of all thread through the middle. That should stiffen it up. Ran the Redwood through the planer to get both sides close to flat and parallel, then painted on some old Helmsman Spar Urethane. It was the only thing on the garage shelf last night. I had to rip a hole in the solidified glob to get some liquid out. Please don't hold that against me either. Got a new can of Satin Min Wax Poly. I'll try that on the flip side of the test piece later today. Here's the first test run, I like it so far, Joe.
    1 point
  20. If it were me, I'd use white oak. Maple won't last long outside unless it's kept bone dry. Second, I'd use a non-film forming finish and reapply on a regular basis. I've used penofin and outdoor defense oil. Penofin has some nasty voc smell but works, easy wipe on and no film. Outdoor defense is a lower voc, smells like citrus, pure tung oil with additives to make it good outdoors. Either that or one of the wood whisperer recommendations here. https://youtu.be/kD9WstyGg-s
    1 point
  21. I see no broken corners, John. Ya done good!
    1 point
  22. Got a little workout in moving drywall. It’s actually the second time I’ve moved all of it. This pic is only part of it, 50 sheets total.
    1 point
  23. Screw-point augers work best in a brace. The screw is designed to pull the bit into the wood, to reduce the pressure the user would otherwise need to apply. If you only have a drill motor, try the lowest speed it will manage.
    1 point
  24. This evening, I took time to trim and re-shape part of the hanging shelf, as I had cut it a bit too tight to fit between the legs. Then I marked, and started cutting, these inset dovetails for the shelf suspenders. This gives the suspension bar a good hold on the upper rail, without weakening the rail much. These will be dry-fit with a screw through the back, so the shelf can be removed without a visible trace, should the owner so choose.
    1 point
  25. More work on the bowl. In answer to @Coop's question, the hack-n-glue job gave me a little extra thickness to work with, allowing this 'foot' on the bottom, while not going shallow for the recess. Once the edge was shaped, I tried my largest roundover for the outside wall, but the radius is just too far short. So, with planes and spokeshaves, I went to work, increasing the outer radius to mach the inner. Imagine Frank Sinatra, crooning "I did it the HAAAAARD way!"
    1 point
  26. Worked on the bowl a bit more. The goose-neck scraper seems to be the best tool I have for cleaning up the inside. I trimmed the outer shape, and did a little sanding before my time was up.
    1 point